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"Hey, do you want to play Sisrael?"

In episode 3, we talked about dungeons and dragons. While we were discussing it, I started thinking about how I first got introduced to gaming. It didn’t seem like it would fit in the actual podcast, but I figured I’d write it up anyway. 307 more words

Origin Stories

Captain Atom #2 (December 2011)

“Rebuilding Blocks”

  • Writer:  J.T. Krul
  • Pencils & Inks:  Freddie E. Williams II

  • Colors:  José Villarrubia

  • Letters:  Rob Leigh

  • Cover Artist:  Stanley Lau

This issue came out on… 934 more words

Captain Atom

Nose Goes (If you'll take it)

Since puberty, I’ve had an automatic hand-to-mouth reflex. Revert-to, when: In case of unexpected joke, smile. I keep my hair long enough to cover half of my face: the half that droops down lower than the other, the half with the deeper eye socket, the ice-cream-scoopered side, a little melty and gooped up. 764 more words


Some Serious Garage Sale Therapy

Between Katie’s latest sleep strike and the hot mess that downloading Windows 10 turned out to be, the soundtrack to my life lately has been a delightful combination of Microsoft technical support hold music and baby protest chants (i.e., intermittent and prolonged shrieking). 708 more words


Say You're Sorry

I grew up mostly playing with my little cousin, Rebecca. We were our own entertainment, writing songs together, painting stick-figured versions of masterpieces, and pretending to be little Matildas on the rooftop of her four-foot plastic play home. 1,197 more words


Origin Stories

As a writer becomes more successful, inevitably somebody asks her what inspired her to first start writing, or how she got her start. If the answer’s good enough, it gets published, too, usually on the inside back cover flap. 1,654 more words



A butterfly broadcast on BBC, an open coffee table book full

of words– never read, and existing like a promise

of swallowtail wings and backdropped conifers, both… 109 more words